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Virginia Beach Local History

Admiral Christopher Newport organised some 30-odd men to go ashore at the present site of the city of Virginia Beach in 1607. They named it The Chesapeake Bay, the same name that the Indians used. They erected a cross, claimed the land in the name of God and England and conducted the first religious ceremony of the Church of England in America.

The colonists, fearing attacks from the Spanish and Indians, moved inland and it was only 14 years after the first landing, that the colonists settled at the present site of Virginia Beach.The city grew slower around the U.S. Lifesaving Coast guard station, which is now the local Maritime Historical Museum.

The Old Cape Henry Lighthouse was authorised by America's First Congress and built in 1791 to warn mariners of Virginia's treachous seas. Virginia Beach had a abdundance of natural resources - unlimited supply of wildlife, fertile soil, numerous deep rivers and excellent accessibility to the sea, the last making it the prime seaside resort of the state of Virginia.

Virginia Beach Restaurants and Bars

Virginia Beach Restaurants

Waterman's - 225 5th Str .With the most spectacular views of the ocean from every table, hardwood-grilled steaks and friendly service, Waterman's has proved to be popular with the locals.

Harpoon Larry's Oyster Bar - 216 4th Str. The freshest seafood available every day, all day at reasonable prices in a casual atmosphere. Open 7 days a week until 2am.

The Pocahantas Restaurant - Oceanfront at 42nd Str. This restaurant has been around since 1927 and offers casual dining featuring traditional Southern cooking served family style. There is a varied menu and something for everybody's taste.

Virginia Beach Bars & Clubs

Chicho's - 2112 Atlantic Ave. For more than 30 years, Chicho's has provided a venue for locals and visitors alike to dance the evenings away in a casual atmosphere.

Peabody's - 21st Str. The largest dance club at the beach since 1969, Peabody's boasts a big dance floor, three huge bars, pool tables and a stage for local bands to perform.

Abbey Road Pub - 203 22nd Str. A lively bar with over a hundred different beers to try and nightly live rock 'n roll and jazz.

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